Replacement Killers

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Must see this!

by Ted on 9/6/1999

If you liked The Professional, I think this movie is for you! It has a lot of great action mixed with great tunes (which oddly enough didn't make their way onto the soundtrack). From its wordless but bloody beginning, The Replacement Killers entertains and keeps you interested! Read More

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Replacement Killers

by robert on 9/19/1999

this movies is very good, every one of my family love it a lot. Read More

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Product Overview

After he betrays a ruthless crime boss, a professional hit man becomes the target of an army of killers and fights to survive the most violent shoot-out of his career.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40095995
UPC 043396216297
UPC 14 00043396216297
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Assassination
Blockbuster
Hit Men
Mercenaries
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Versatile Hong Kong box office giant Chow Yun-Fat makes a Hollywood splash as a John Lee, Chinese hitman beholden to drug kingpin Mr. Wei (Hong Kong stalwart Ken Tsang, in an interesting reversal of his "crusty cop" persona). The good news is that Lee's free after one hit; the bad news is that Wei wants revenge on a cop who killed his son--by killing the cop's son. Lee decides to run rather than kill the boy, and Wei doesn't take kindly to the betrayal. Tough-talking passport forger Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) creates a new identity for Lee, but that's of little help when they must face Wei's army of "replacement killers." First-timer Fuqua provides eye-candy visuals and plenty of action set pieces. John Woo executive produced.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...Chow Yun-Fat is a legend in the making..." 02/19/1998 p.63
Sight and Sound "...[Sorvino] attacks her role with skill. She never smiles until the final scene, but has stolen the show long before..." 06/01/1998 p.54-5
New York Times "...A sleek piece of filmmaking....[With] a mood that is dreamlike and almost lulling..." 02/06/1998 p.E19
Box Office "...THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS is a dazzlingly slick actioner that should not only thrill Chow's many devoted fans, but win him legions of new admirers as well..." 03/01/1998 p.54
Premiere "...As many stateside viewers get their first glimpse of Hong Kong action icon Chow, they're sure to be transfixed by [his] sexy combination of vulnerability and higher purpose..." 02/01/1998 p.21
Chicago Sun-Times "...It's a high-gloss version of a Hong Kong action picture....It's done with a tilt and a zoom....Cool and self-assured..." 02/26/1998 p.34
Actors
Yun-Fat Chow
Mira Sorvino
Directors
Name Antoine Fuqua
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Chow Yun-Fat - Actor
Jurgen Prochnow - Actor
Michael Rooker - Actor
Mira Sorvino - Actor
Peter Lyons Collister - Cinematographer
Antoine Fuqua - Director
Harry Gregson-Williams - Musical Score
Matthew Baer, et al. - Producer
Ken Sanzel - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 21629
UPC 00043396216297
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 88 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1/4:3
Reviews
ReviewSource Boxoffice Magazine
Review Fortunately, The Replacement Killers does more than simply mimic The Killer. Carefully constructed to play to Chow's strengths as both an icon and an actor, The Replacement Killers is a dazzlingly slick exercise in action filmmaking that should not only thrill Chow's many devoted fans, but win him legions of new admirers as well... As scripted by ex-cop Ken Sanzel, The Replacement Killers would be little more than an average genre exercise if not for the pure magnetism of Chow's persona and a dizzying display of visual virtuosity by first-time director Antoine Fuqua. Best known as the director of the award-winning "Gangsta's Paradise" video, Fuqua makes an absolutely stunning debut here...
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Wade Major
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...What I liked about the film was its simplicity of form and its richness of visuals. There's a certain impersonality about the story; Chow and Sorvino don't have long chats between the gunfire. They're in a ballet of Hong Kong action imagery: bodies rolling out of gunshot range, faces frozen in fear, guys toppling off fire escapes, grim lips, the fetishism of firearms, cars shot to pieces, cops that make Dragnet sound talky. The first-time director, Antoine Fuqua, is a veteran of commercials and music videos; with cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister, he gets a sensuous texture onto the screen that makes you feel the roughness of walls, the clamminess of skin, the coldness of guns. The Replacement Killers is as abstract as a jazz instrumental, and as cool and self-assured.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Yun-Fat,Chow
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Stephen Holden, The New York Times A sleek piece of filmmaking.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Chow Yun-Fat is a legend in the making.

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